A gorgeous handbag can make an outfit, whether it acts to sync up separates or adds a refined edge to an everyday jeans-and-T-shirt look. We like to think of leather handbags as investment pieces that we'll keep on our arms while other trends come and go with the seasons.
Here are five leather handbags that are waiting to become the next MVP of your wardrobe.
HOLE IN ONE
Perforations on this brown tote add a little bit of edge to an otherwise sleek leather accessory. We’re picturing it as an easy match for any boho-chic paisley dresses or rompers this summer. Come fall, it will play well with your fave flannels and button-ups. Madewell “The Hole Punch” transport tote, $178, nordstrom.com
A black dome handbag with gold buckles and hardware make this a go-to accessory, adding a perfect polish to any outfit. Wear it to work with your business suits and let it put in overtime at happy hour or weekend nights out when you’re in your favorite pair of denim. Michael Kors Cindy medium dome satchel, $258, macys.com
Our favorite way to add color to an all-black or black-and-white outfit? A dash of cobalt blue. It’s unexpected, but looks chic. Cobalt also pairs beautifully with other neutrals like camel or grays. This bag features knotted top handles, a magnetic snap closure and a smartphone pocket. For added style points, tie a silk square scarf to the handle. Vince Camuto ‘Halie' leather tote, $278, nordstrom.com
The leather tote has a magic trick for you that will help you remix it with more outfits: It’s reversible! In our mind, that’s akin to a buy-one-get-one free deal. On one side is a smooth brown leather carryall. Flip it to the other side, and you’ve got a denim printed, vintage-inspired indigo tile patterns. Get it monogrammed for no extra cost. The Reversible transport tote, $198, madewell.com
For those nights out when you just need your keys, a tube of lipstick and your phone, this charming bag is just the accessory you'll want. In a bold pink, this bag has a buttery leather feel and can be worn on the shoulder as a crossbody or remove the strap and carry it as a clutch. Coach crossbody pouch in polished pebbled leather, $150, bloomingdales.com